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Lasseter's Son Aiding Federal Bribery Probe

The potential sale of Lasseter's vote was discussed with John Fanning, according to a media report.

Former Gwinnett Commissioner Shirley Lasseter's son has provided federal investigators with information on at least three targets in an ongoing corrpution probe, according to a published report.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, citing federal court documents filed Monday, said John Fanning recorded a series of meetings with at least one person in which they discussed the sale of Lasseter's vote on a matter that the person believed was pending before the Board Of Commissioners.

The person ultimately provided $3,000 to Fanning in exchange for Fanning’s assurance that Lasseter, whose District 1 included Suwanee, Duluth and Sugar Hill, would vote favorably on the pending legislation.

in Atlanta on federal bribery charges.

The AJC also reported that Fanning has provided federal investigators with information “on at least two other targets of the FBI’s corruption investigation,” the filing says.

Lasseter resigned her Gwinnett post in May upon pleading guilty to federal bribery charges. Fanning is a former member of the Gwinnett County Zoning Boad of Appeals, appointed by his mother.

In cooperating with authorities, Lasseter and Fanning hope to receive reduced sentences from the federal judge Wednesday.

Patch will have continuing coverage of the Shirley Lasseter sentencing.

See also:

  • Lasseter To Be Sentenced on Wednesday

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